Toronto, ON – Designated hitter Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of 11th inning off Toronto reliever Sergio Santos as the Cleveland Indians beat the Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday.
Reynolds’ dinger was his first of the season and Santos (0-1, 5.40) allowed the first earned run for the Toronto bullpen, as the Tribe won their first two games in a season for the first time since 2008. The team hasn’t won its first three games since 1998.
The homer bailed out Chris Perez who surrendered a game-tying homer to Jose Bautista in the bottom of the 9th. It was his first blown save of the season.
Toronto’s offense has scored just three runs in its first two games.
Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who lost a career-worst 17 games last season, worked six effective innings in his season debut. He allowed one earned run, three hits, and two walks while striking out six batters.
Newly-acquired reliever Matt Albers (1-0, 0.00) retired just one batter to earn his first win of the seas...